Rising to the challenge

Commemorating the RCAF’s centenary, the Juno Beach Centre has unveiled an exhibition dedicated to Canada’s militar y aviation history, writes Alex Bowers

Flying Officer Francis Goring of 430 Squadron was killed over Falaise, France

Royal Canadian Air Force and enlisted men in August (RCAF) Flying Officer Francis 1939 to somewhere near Goring was just 22 when flak 250,000 personnel serving at struck his Mustang over Falaise one time or another over the in France on August 12, 1944. following years. The RCAF’s Unfortunate though his name growth was huge, both in terms might have been in some of its people and in aircraft circles, the 430 Squadron pilot and squadrons.” had no time to worry about Nevertheless, as the such matters when his aircraft exhibition’s name alludes to, the became impossible to control. RCAF faced countless hurdles. “Presumably [Goring] was Whether providing home flying too low to make use of defence, encouraging inclusivity his parachute, so he was killed that day,” said Alex Fitzgerald Black, executive director of the Juno Beach Centre Association, speaking exclusively to BAW.

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